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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting By Geographic Region (State and Country),
Breakout By Technology Class

Count of 2009 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Technology Classes Receiving 1 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

TENNESSEE

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( some classes have been combined together under a single class identifier )

The following table displays technology classes and counts of utility patents classified in them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
Class Class Title 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
606 Surgery (instruments) 53 99 99 101 109 461
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 27 45 46 48 49 215
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 28 27 36 55 66 212
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 19 36 45 29 25 154
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 30 24 27 15 21 117
250 Radiant Energy 21 19 17 22 22 101
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 10 17 21 14 28 90
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 8 14 28 20 18 88
340 Communications: Electrical 18 18 24 11 16 87
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 13 20 22 16 15 86
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 8 23 12 17 24 84
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 6 17 23 21 16 83
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 5 7 16 22 20 70
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 18 13 9 11 8 59
382 Image Analysis 1 12 8 11 15 47
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 6 10 9 10 11 46
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 9 9 9 8 10 45
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 6 10 6 7 12 41
073 Measuring and Testing 5 7 12 8 8 40
062 Refrigeration 7 13 8 2 7 37
219 Electric Heating 5 8 8 6 10 37
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 3 17 9 5 3 37
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 7 7 8 8 7 37
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 2 10 10 10 5 37
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 6 11 8 6 3 34
119 Animal Husbandry 3 7 8 4 11 33
439 Electrical Connectors 6 8 7 3 9 33
206 Special Receptacle or Package 3 9 8 3 7 30
362 Illumination 9 4 7 3 7 30
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 1 4 7 9 8 29
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 2 8 12 4 28
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 2 3 4 11 8 28
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 5 3 6 8 6 28
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 1 8 7 9 3 28
280 Land Vehicles 9 2 5 4 7 27
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 6 4 7 5 26
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 5 10 5 2 3 25
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 6 3 6 8 23
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 5 8 3 4 3 23
348 Television 4 6 2 5 5 22
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 2 5 5 5 5 22
137 Fluid Handling 6 3 3 3 6 21
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 6 3 1 8 2 20
427 Coating Processes 2 7 4 4 3 20
482 Exercise Devices 3 2 11 2 2 20
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 2 5 4 3 5 19
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 3 3 5 5 19
083 Cutting 3 2 8 3 2 18
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 6 3 3 4 2 18
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 3 9 2 1 3 18
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 1 4 7 2 4 18
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 3 3 4 4 4 18
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 2 4 3 4 5 18
029 Metal Working 0 2 5 7 3 17
084 Music 2 5 4 2 4 17
095 Gas Separation: Processes 2 2 0 6 7 17
144 Woodworking 2 10 5 0 0 17
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 3 5 4 3 2 17
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 2 2 3 8 2 17
060 Power Plants 8 2 1 2 3 16
089 Ordnance 2 3 3 6 2 16
297 Chairs and Seats 1 4 2 5 4 16
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 3 4 4 3 2 16
455 Telecommunications 4 1 3 4 4 16
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 4 3 4 2 2 15
055 Gas Separation 4 4 3 3 1 15
180 Motor Vehicles 3 5 2 3 2 15
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 3 4 3 3 2 15
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 1 2 5 2 5 15
081 Tools 1 2 0 4 7 14
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 2 1 1 5 5 14
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 3 2 2 4 3 14
379 Telephonic Communications 1 1 2 3 7 14
417 Pumps 1 2 5 3 3 14
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 4 2 3 2 3 14
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 3 2 3 6 0 14
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 2 2 2 2 5 13
042 Firearms 1 2 5 3 2 13
220 Receptacles 1 0 3 4 5 13
252 Compositions 2 1 2 5 3 13
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 1 3 4 3 2 13
370 Multiplex Communications 2 3 3 3 2 13
434 Education and Demonstration 1 5 2 2 3 13
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 1 2 0 6 4 13
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 3 1 0 4 4 12
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 0 2 2 4 4 12
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 1 4 0 4 3 12
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 1 2 3 3 3 12
005 Beds 0 2 2 2 5 11
033 Geometrical Instruments 5 3 0 0 3 11
112 Sewing 1 1 2 5 2 11
114 Ships 1 2 1 3 4 11
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 1 0 3 2 5 11
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 1 2 2 3 3 11
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 3 4 1 1 2 11
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 1 3 5 0 2 11
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 1 3 4 2 11
118 Coating Apparatus 3 2 5 0 0 10
131 Tobacco 0 4 3 2 1 10
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 3 3 2 2 0 10
211 Supports: Racks 3 1 2 1 3 10
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 0 2 1 2 5 10
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 2 2 3 3 0 10
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 3 3 2 0 2 10
451 Abrading 1 2 4 2 1 10
002 Apparel 1 2 1 2 3 9
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 1 4 3 1 0 9
157 Wheelwright Machines 1 0 2 4 2 9
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 0 3 2 3 1 9
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 0 3 0 1 5 9
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 2 4 1 1 1 9
385 Optical Waveguides 0 5 3 0 1 9
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 1 4 0 3 9
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 2 2 3 0 2 9
431 Combustion 2 1 4 0 2 9
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 3 2 1 1 2 9
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 4 4 0 0 9
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 0 1 3 2 3 9
726 Information Security 1 1 2 4 1 9
030 Cutlery 1 2 3 1 1 8
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 1 1 4 1 8
102 Ammunition and Explosives 0 1 2 2 3 8
181 Acoustics 1 2 3 0 2 8
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 0 4 2 2 8
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 1 2 1 1 3 8
273 Amusement Devices: Games 0 4 1 1 2 8
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 1 2 3 1 8
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 0 2 3 3 0 8
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 0 1 1 6 0 8
407 Cutters, for Shaping 1 1 3 1 2 8
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 3 0 1 2 2 8
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 0 3 2 3 8
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 1 1 2 1 3 8
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 1 0 5 1 8
049 Movable or Removable Closures 1 0 2 1 3 7
053 Package Making 2 1 1 1 2 7
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 1 0 1 4 1 7
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 2 2 2 0 1 7
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 1 2 3 0 1 7
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 2 0 3 1 1 7
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 1 2 1 1 2 7
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 1 0 2 2 2 7
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 0 3 2 0 2 7
396 Photography 2 3 1 0 1 7
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 1 3 1 1 7
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 1 3 1 1 1 7
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 0 3 1 2 1 7
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 0 4 1 2 7
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 2 3 0 0 2 7
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 0 2 0 3 1 6
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 2 1 2 0 1 6
047 Plant Husbandry 1 3 0 1 1 6
070 Locks 1 1 2 2 0 6
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 1 0 1 2 2 6
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 0 2 1 3 6
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 0 2 2 2 6
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 2 1 1 0 2 6
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 2 1 0 1 2 6
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 0 2 1 0 3 6
148 Metal Treatment 2 1 1 2 0 6
164 Metal Founding 2 1 1 2 0 6
292 Closure Fasteners 2 1 2 0 1 6
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 2 1 1 0 6
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 0 1 0 2 3 6
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 1 2 1 2 0 6
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 2 1 2 0 1 6
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 0 2 1 1 2 6
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 2 2 0 0 1 5
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 1 1 0 2 5
165 Heat Exchange 2 2 0 1 0 5
169 Fire Extinguishers 0 1 2 1 1 5
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 3 0 0 1 1 5
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 1 1 1 2 0 5
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 0 1 1 1 2 5
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 2 0 0 1 2 5
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 0 2 1 0 2 5
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 3 1 1 5
433 Dentistry 0 1 0 2 2 5
454 Ventilation 0 2 1 1 1 5
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 1 0 0 4 0 5
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 1 0 1 1 2 5
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 0 1 1 0 3 5
072 Metal Deforming 0 1 1 1 1 4
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 2 1 0 0 1 4
116 Signals and Indicators 0 1 1 2 0 4
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 1 0 1 2 0 4
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 0 3 1 4
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 2 1 0 1 0 4
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 2 1 0 0 1 4
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 0 3 1 0 0 4
330 Amplifiers 1 1 1 0 1 4
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 1 2 0 0 4
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 2 1 0 0 1 4
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 0 1 1 0 2 4
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 0 1 1 1 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 0 3 0 0 3
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 1 0 1 0 3
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 1 0 1 0 1 3
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 1 0 1 0 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 1 0 1 0 1 3
100 Presses 0 2 0 1 0 3
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 1 2 0 0 0 3
172 Earth Working 1 0 0 0 2 3
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 0 1 2 3
177 Weighing Scales 1 0 0 1 1 3
188 Brakes 0 0 0 2 1 3
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 0 3 3
215 Bottles and Jars 1 0 2 0 0 3
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 0 2 1 3
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 2 0 0 0 1 3
269 Work Holders 0 1 0 2 0 3
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 0 1 0 2 0 3
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 0 2 0 1 3
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 0 1 2 0 0 3
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 0 1 1 0 1 3
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 1 0 1 3
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 2 0 1 0 0 3
501 Compositions: Ceramic 1 0 1 1 0 3
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 0 1 0 1 1 3
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 0 0 1 0 2 3
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 1 0 1 0 0 2
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 1 0 1 0 0 2
063 Jewelry 0 1 0 0 1 2
104 Railways 1 0 0 0 1 2
105 Railway Rolling Stock 0 1 1 0 0 2
110 Furnaces 0 0 1 1 0 2
111 Planting 0 0 1 1 0 2
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 0 1 0 1 2
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 0 1 1 0 0 2
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 1 0 0 1 2
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 0 1 1 0 2
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 1 1 0 0 0 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 1 0 0 1 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 0 1 1 0 2
293 Vehicle Fenders 2 0 0 0 0 2
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 0 1 1 0 0 2
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 0 1 0 0 1 2
353 Optics: Image Projectors 1 0 1 0 0 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 0 1 1 0 0 2
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 1 2
380 Cryptography 0 1 0 0 1 2
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 0 1 1 2
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 1 0 0 0 1 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 1 0 0 0 1 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 0 1 0 1 2
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 0 1 0 0 1 2
440 Marine Propulsion 0 1 1 0 0 2
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 0 1 1 0 0 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 1 1 0 0 0 2
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 0 2 0 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 0 2 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 1 0 0 0 1 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 0 2 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 1 0 1 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 0 1 0 0 0 1
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 0 1 0 1
014 Bridges 0 0 1 0 0 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 1 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 0 1 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 0 1 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 1 0 0 0 0 1
101 Printing 0 0 1 0 0 1
132 Toilet 0 0 1 0 0 1
139 Textiles: Weaving 1 0 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 0 1 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 0 1 0 0 1
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 0 1 1
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 0 1 0 0 0 1
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 0 1 0 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 0 1 0 1
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 0 1 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 0 1 1
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 0 1 0 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 0 1 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 0 1 1
256 Fences 0 0 0 0 1 1
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
270 Sheet-Material Associating 0 1 0 0 0 1
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 0 1 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 0 1 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 0 1 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 0 1 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 0 1 1
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 0 1 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 0 1 0 0 1
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 0 1 1
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 0 1 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 0 1 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 0 1 0 0 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
399 Electrophotography 0 1 0 0 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 0 0 0 1 1
403 Joints and Connections 0 1 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 0 1 0 0 0 1
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 0 1 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 0 1 1
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 0 1 0 0 1
449 Bee Culture (propagating, raising, caring for bees) 1 0 0 0 0 1
453 Coin Handling 1 0 0 0 0 1
464 Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, and Flexible Couplings for Rotary Shafts 1 0 0 0 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 0 0 0 0 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 0 1 0 0 1
503 Record Receiver Having Plural Interactive Leaves or a Colorless Color Former, Method of Use, or Developer Therefor 1 0 0 0 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 0 1 0 1
719 Interprogram Communication or Interprocess Communication (Ipc) (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 647 925 969 930 1003 4474



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